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Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Jeniel Green, of the Vaz Preparatory School, stunned her teachers and family as she was just one percentage point away from attaining full marks in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test.Jeniel received 100 per...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

THE BROADCASTING Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) on Tuesday indicated that laws to make the practice of payola a criminal offence could be on the books by next June.The BCJ crossed a major...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The opposition People's National Party (PNP) should not expect any bounce in its vote count based on the Government's botched handling of the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Grammy-winning reggae superstar Buju Banton is scheduled to learn the length of his prison term today.At the same time, the United States (US) Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida is remaining tight-lipped on...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

MOST JAMAICANS seem to approve of the manner in which attorneys-at-law K.D. Knight and Patrick Atkinson treated Prime Minister Bruce Golding while he was on the witness stand during the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry. ....

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Education Minister Andrew Holness is standing by his ministry's assessment of the 2011 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results, arguing that the process it used to determine that students have done better this year than last year is the same it has...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2011 | 12:00 AM

DEPUTY PRIME Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr Kenneth Baugh has called for positive changes within Gordon House, to bring a new tone to Parliament with the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence in 2012."This 50th year...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Reggae superstar Buju Banton will be barred from recording any new materials if he is sent to a United States (US) federal prison when he is sentenced in a Florida court tomorrow.However, Buju, whose real name is Mark Myrie, might not have to cut off...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LINSTEAD, St Catherine:AJAY BUDHAI, head boy, and Shenoy Lilliard, head girl of Jericho Primary School in St Catherine are among the top performers in the 2011 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) at the institution where 90...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Clinton arrives today - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will today reaffirm her nation's commitment to the region when she visits Montego Bay, St James, to meet with her Caribbean counterparts.In a release last night...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

NORWICH, Portland:BREEZE MILL Lane residents in Norwich, Portland, are again appealing to their political representatives to restore a stretch of roadway leading to their houses, which has deteriorated...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

GROWING UP in one of the most volatile communities in western Jamaica, 13-year-old Aston Harris knows what it means to make every step a calculated one.A mathematics prodigy, calculating comes easy for the first-form...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine: THE ST Catherine Parish Council has taken the National Works Agency (NWA) to task for failing to undertake flood mitigation in the parish....

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A LARGE number of Jamaicans believe that public officials who testified at the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry lied under oath. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne has been viewed by 48 per cent of respondents as not a very...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Former Prime Minister Edward Seaga sees no problem with past West Indies and Jamaica cricketer, Lawrence Rowe, being honoured by the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA).The players' pavilion at Sabina Park was on Monday named...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A week after the report on the Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry was tabled in Parliament, Opposition Senator A.J. Nicholson is calling for an immediate review of the Commissions of Enquiry Act...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

MANDEVILLE, Manchester: THREE HUNDRED and twenty members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Island Special Constabulary Force in Manchester, Clarendon and St Elizabeth recently received training in mediation...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

The highly publicised and much-followed Manatt-Dudus commission of enquiry has apparently impacted the way Jamaicans view the Government's handling of the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke....

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Dr Daniel Fider has been elected interim president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), replacing Dr Herbert Thompson, who retired suddenly from the post last week.Fider was vice-president for facilities, planning and information systems at NCU...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU: ADRIENA CRIBB, the 2009 Spelling Bee Champion for St James, is again gunning for a place in the spotlight with an overall average of 97.8 in the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to be the top student...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

A major private sector player has charged all stakeholders in the farming sector to use the 2011 Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show as a rallying point to undertake detailed study of Government's green paper...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

LACOVIA, St Elizabeth: THE VERY anxious mother of four paced the staff room of the Lacovia Primary School an hour before the results arrived; the secretary answered every call with a sense of anticipation.Upstairs, the grade...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Telecommunications firm Digicel has vowed to bring a heightened sense of innovation and greater focus on environmental awareness to patrons attending the annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show. Digicel's Sponsorship Manager Tahnida Nunes ...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Yesterday's Withdrawal of the controversial censure motion against East Central St Andrew Member of Parliament, Dr Peter Phillips, by government backbencher Gregory Mair, fuelled a firestorm in Gordon House that was...

Published:Wednesday | June 22, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Campion College and St Jago High School were the top preferred schools for students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) this year, the education ministry has revealed.In making the announcement yesterday, Minister of Education Andrew Holness...

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